Mother’s Gift – Friday Fictioneers – March 24, 2016


“Perfect!” Stephen said rubbing his hands together, “I think that’ll get the message across!”

“Uhm, don’t you think that that’s a bit much?” Jason said, looking doubtfully.

“Nah!  My Mom’s got an original outlook … she’ll love this!”

The next day, Mother’s Day, Stephen blind-folded his mother and took her out to the back garden.

“Happy Mother’s Day!” he intoned proud of his handy-work.

“Oh my Stephen! Now this is original indeed!” she beamed though uncertainly at him. “Just one thing, would you mind terribly if I paint the commode sky blue?”

“Ah! I should have thought of that!”

© G.s.k. ‘16

100 words


Friday Fictioneers

My Favourite haiku by Basho – August 13, 2015

Won’t you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree.

©  Matsuo Basho

a single blossom
left on the cherry tree
ah –  loneliness

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for:

Carpe Diem My favorite haiku by … #1 Matsuo Basho (1644-1694): a snowstorm of flowers

Today there is a wonderful new features at Carpe Diem – from the poet chosen for each episode, we are to choose our favourite haiku … not easy, today’s haiku poet is Basho and there are decidedly many of his poems that I would call – my favourite! Once we choose the poem we should try to revise it … I’ve chosen to at least try to write in the same spirit and tone …

Dawn Thoughts – Orchards – February 28, 2015

these pure white blossoms
nature’s springtime maiden heads
apple trees abloom

walking through orchards
red plum and pink cherry blooms
how sweet the perfume

dancing bees
joyous among the apple trees
the orchard in fest

this still spring morning
sol smiles his benediction
ah … smell the turned earth
blossoms bright sweetly perfumed
life quickens on Earth

farmers working
preparing the new autumn
under warm spring skies

© G.s.k. ‘15

Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Inspired by Camille Pissarro, Spring and Carpe Diem Haiku Kai!

Tan Renga – Daffodils April 12, 2014

Tan Renga Challenge

Tan Renga Challenge


This week’s hokku is a haiku written by Jules of  Jules gems and stuff entitled “Daffoldils of spring”:

daffodils open
after two days of spring rain
yellow from heaven

queens elegant ly dancing
in  the early morning sun (G)

Tan Renga – Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Spring Haibun – March 9, 2014



Months of cold…dark days that seemed to run one into another, depressing.  Walking along the lake and into the woods, brought some surcease to the drab long days, even if the world seemed to be reduced to somber grey or the dark green of pines and spruces.

Then spring began to awaken.  The first blossoms began to show their heads, the snow drops at first, followed by tiny violets.  Finally the first daisies and daffodils sprouted.  Spring at last had pushed dull winter aside!

life marches on
spring timidly approaches
leaving dark behind


This post was written for Ligo haibun using the word prompt; Blossom.